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Population in 2012: 6,482 (98% urban, 2% rural). Population change since 2000: 0.0%
 

Males: 2,853  (44.0%)
Females: 3,629  (56.0%)

Median resident age:  41.9 years
Illinois median age:  39.6 years

Zip codes: 62960.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $33,136 (it was $25,371 in 2000)
Metropolis:

$33,136
IL:

$55,137
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $17,741

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Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $66,970 (it was $50,500 in 2000)
Metropolis:

$66,970
IL:

$170,600
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $79,368; Detached houses: $82,291; In 2-unit structures: $155,150; Mobile homes: $58,410

Median gross rent in 2012: $557.

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  • White alone - 5,822 (89.1%)
  • Black alone - 341 (5.2%)
  • Hispanic - 156 (2.4%)
  • Two or more races - 129 (2.0%)
  • Asian alone - 42 (0.6%)
  • Other race alone - 35 (0.5%)
  • American Indian alone - 12 (0.2%)

Races in Metropolis detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Metropolis: 78.1 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (26.2%), Irish (14.4%), English (6.9%), United States (6.0%), Scottish (3.6%), French (2.7%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 06/06/1873

Elevation: 350 feet

Land area: 5.01 square miles.

Population density: 1,295 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Metropolis:

  • High school or higher: 82.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 16.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.2%
  • Unemployed: 7.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Metropolis city:

  • Never married: 20.9%
  • Now married: 47.4%
  • Separated: 3.0%
  • Widowed: 12.0%
  • Divorced: 16.7%

56 residents are foreign born

This city:  0.9%
Illinois:  13.9%



According to our research of Illinois and other state lists there were 27 registered sex offenders living in Metropolis, Illinois as of October 22, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Metropolis to the number of sex offenders is 240 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,048 (1.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $831 (1.2%)

Metropolis satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Evansville, IN (86.0 miles , pop. 121,582).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Nashville-Davidson, TN (129.0 miles , pop. 545,524).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (329.0 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Brookport, IL (2.4 miles ), Joppa, IL (2.7 miles ), Paducah, KY (2.8 miles ), Lone Oak, KY (3.0 miles ), Massac, KY (3.0 miles ), Hendron, KY (3.0 miles ), Kevil, KY (3.2 miles ), Woodlawn-Oakdale, KY (3.4 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 5 buildings, average cost: $75,000
  • 1998: 5 buildings, average cost: $82,400
  • 1999: 1 building, cost: $165,000
  • 2000: 5 buildings, average cost: $82,500
  • 2001: 5 buildings, average cost: $82,500
  • 2002: 0 buildings
  • 2003: 5 buildings, average cost: $96,600
  • 2004: 38 buildings, average cost: $15,600
  • 2005: 36 buildings, average cost: $15,600
  • 2006: 53 buildings, average cost: $94,700
  • 2007: 7 buildings, average cost: $132,700
  • 2008: 6 buildings, average cost: $145,700
  • 2009: 2 buildings, average cost: $212,500
  • 2010: 1 building, cost: $106,000
  • 2011: 2 buildings, average cost: $73,000
  • 2012: 1 building, cost: $65,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 37.15 N, Longitude: 88.73 W

Nickname or alias (official or unofficial): The Home of Superman

Daytime population change due to commuting: +721 (+11.0%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,095 (45.4%)

Area code: 618

Metropolis household income distribution Metropolis home values distribution


 

Crime rates in Metropolis by Year
Type 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 1100001010000
per 100,000 15.415.40.00.00.00.015.50.015.50.00.00.00.0
Rapes 34115463757611
per 100,000 46.361.715.415.778.562.392.846.8108.376.5109.191.5167.8
Robberies 135564907332293
per 100,000 15.446.377.178.694.262.3139.10.0108.345.9498.9442.345.8
Assaults 284030303846423550406441
per 100,000 432.0617.1462.8471.5596.7716.3649.4545.6773.5611.693.561.0625.3
Burglaries 90676060879267606142503722
per 100,000 1388.51033.6925.6943.11366.21432.61035.9935.3943.7642.2779.5564.3335.5
Thefts 241211251251229242199204255219226174233
per 100,000 3718.03255.23872.33945.33596.13768.33076.73180.03944.93348.63523.52653.73553.5
Auto thefts 101712121715101210127
per 100,000 154.3262.3185.1188.6267.0233.6154.6187.115.50.015.630.5106.8
Arson 0000113102410
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.015.715.646.415.60.030.662.415.30.0
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 301.1) 397.4420.2345.4351.9449.0458.7461.8337.4504.8358.4431.0348.9426.0

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Metropolis detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 20 (16 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.44
Illinois average:

2.76

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Metropolis, Illinois accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

9.0%
Illinois:

9.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: -697 (-9.7%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (14%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (13%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (12%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (8%)
  • Construction (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (29%)
  • Accommodation and food services (19%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Manufacturing (3%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (8%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (5%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (8%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)

Work and jobs in Metropolis: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

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Tornado activity:

Metropolis-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Illinois state average. It is 156% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/6/2003, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 18.6 miles away from the Metropolis city center killed 2 people and injured 33 people and caused $16 million in damages.

On 9/22/2006, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 5.2 miles away from the city center injured 2 people and caused $1 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Metropolis-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Illinois state average. It is 9% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/26/1990 at 13:18:51, a magnitude 5.0 (4.7 MB, 4.8 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 7.7 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 44.6 miles away from the city center
On 5/4/1991 at 01:18:54, a magnitude 5.0 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 73.2 miles away from Metropolis center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 77.5 miles away from the city center
On 9/29/1987 at 00:04:56, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.5 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 30.1 miles away from the city center
On 4/27/1989 at 16:47:49, a magnitude 4.7 (4.6 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.3 LG) earthquake occurred 98.2 miles away from Metropolis center
On 2/5/1994 at 14:55:37, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 LG, 4.2 MD, Depth: 9.9 mi) earthquake occurred 29.2 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Massac County (8) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 5, Storms: 5, Tornadoes: 2, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Birthplace of: Oscar Micheaux - Film director, Betty Foss - Baseball player, Joanne Weaver - Girls Professional Baseball League player, Buddy Hall - Pool player, Jean Weaver - Baseball player, Annie Malone - Fashion businesspeople, John Riegger - PGA Tour Golf player (born: 6/13/63), John Steele (paratrooper) - Recipient of the Purple Heart medal, Ben Taylor (first baseman) - Baseball player, Hawk Taylor - Baseball player.


Hospitals/medical centers in Metropolis:

  • FMC - OF METROPOLIS (Dialysis Facility, 20 HOSPITAL DRIVE)
  • KRYPTON (Hospital, 502 WEST 8TH STREET)
  • LOURDES HOSPICE (Hospital, 600 MARKET ST)
  • MASSAC MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (Critical Access Hospitals,Government - Hospital District or Authority, provides emergency services, 28 CHICK STREET, PO BOX 850)
  • MAGNOLIA MANOR SK N FACILITY (Nursing Home, 2101 METROPOLIS STREET)
  • METROPOLIS NURSING AND REHAB CENTER (Nursing Home, 2299 METROPOLIS STREET)
  • SOUTHGATE HEALTH CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, 900 EAST NINTH STREET, PO BOX 843)

Political contributions by individuals in Metropolis, IL

Airports located in Metropolis:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Metropolis:

  • West Kentucky Community and Technical College (about 8 miles; Paducah, KY; Full-time enrollment: 2,353)
  • Murray State University (about 41 miles; Murray, KY; FT enrollment: 7,472)
  • Southeast Missouri State University (about 46 miles; Cape Girardeau, MO; FT enrollment: 7,475)
  • John A Logan College (about 46 miles; Carterville, IL; FT enrollment: 2,443)
  • Southern Illinois University Carbondale (about 48 miles; Carbondale, IL; FT enrollment: 16,261)
  • The University of Tennessee-Martin (about 57 miles; Martin, TN; FT enrollment: 5,997)
  • Bethel University (about 72 miles; McKenzie, TN; FT enrollment: 2,516)

Public high school in Metropolis:

Public elementary/middle schools in Metropolis:

See full list of schools located in Metropolis, map of school districts: MASSAC SCHOOL UNIT DISTRICT 1

Library in Metropolis:

  • METROPOLIS PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $115,035; Location: 317 METROPOLIS STREET; 38,185 books; 1,055 audio materials; 1,176 video materials; 4 local licensed databases; 16 state licensed databases; 1 other licensed databases; 240 print serial subscriptions)

User submitted facts and corrections:

  • I would like to add Calvary Fellowship Baptist Church on the site! We are a church located in Metropolis on 12th Street!
  • Trinity Presbyterian Church located at the corner of 6th and Metropolis Street is the oldest church in Metropolis and is not shown on your listing of churches. The Pastor is Dr. Bobby L. Logan. The church is very active with the downtown churches in the Advent Walk, Vacation Bible School, Walk Through the Bible, and many other activities. They also host the only youth gtoup in the community and surrounding area that offer the Dowel Rod Ministry a very exciting and impressive program where they share their faith. Any questions regarding the church and activities, please feel free to contact the church at 618/524-2307. added by Judi

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Notable locations in Metropolis: Frontier Picnic Area (A), Long Knife Picnic Area (B), Musketeer Campground (C), River Forest Picnic Area (D), Massac County Courthouse (E), Metropolis Public Library (F), Massac Memorial Ambulance Service (G), Metropolis Fire Department (H), Good Samaritan Nursing Home (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Metropolis include: Broadway Church of Christ (A), Cherry Street Pentecostal Church (B), Eastland Baptist Church (C), First Baptist Church (D), First Missionary Baptist Church (E), First United Methodist Church (F), Immanuel Baptist Church (G), Kingdom Hall Jehovahs Witnesses (H), Mount Horeb Freewilll Baptist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creeks: Sevenmile Creek (A), Massac Creek (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Metropolis include: Lincoln Park (1), Memorial Park (2), Massac Forest Nature Preserve (3), Fort Massac State Park (4), Franklin Park (5), Washington Park (6). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attraction: Hambrick Jim (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 715 Market St).

Hotels: American Inn (1502 West 10th Street), Best Western Metropolis Inn (2119 East Fifth Street), Days Inn (1415 E. 5th St.).

 
Massac County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Air pollution and air quality trends
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AQI  Ozone  SO2 PM10 NO2 PM2.5

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 37.4. This is about average.
City:

37.4
U.S.:

32.0
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 1.75. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 3.2 miles away from the city center.
City:

1.75
U.S.:

2.43
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 16.2. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 7.8 miles away from the city center.
City:

16.2
U.S.:

22.1
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2001 was 0.102. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 8.4 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.102
U.S.:

0.640
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 4.86. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 10.7 miles away from the city center.
City:

4.86
U.S.:

9.39
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 11.4. This is about average. Closest monitor was 7.8 miles away from the city center.
City:

11.4
U.S.:

9.6


Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 19.6%
(19.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 32.2% for Black residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 8.5% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This city:  2.2 people
Illinois:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  58.3%
Whole state:  65.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  6.4%
Whole state:  6.3%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Metropolis, IL

195 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
79 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010

People in group quarters in Metropolis in 2000:

  • 266 people in nursing homes
  • 31 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 17 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 9 people in institutions for the deaf

Metropolis compared to Illinois state average:

Metropolis, Illinois environmental map by EPA

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  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.


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Banks with branches in Metropolis (2011 data):

  • The City National Bank of Metropolis: The City National Bank Of Metropolis at 423 Ferry Street, branch established on 1908/07/01; I-24 Branch at 2070 East 5th Street, branch established on 2005/09/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $343.7 mil, Deposits: $271.7 mil, local headquarters, positive income, 2 total offices, Holding Company: City National Bankcorp, Inc.
  • Banterra Bank: Metropolis Branch at 101 West 8th Street, branch established on 1895/01/01. Info updated 2011/09/01: Bank assets: $1,103.3 mil, Deposits: $959.2 mil, headquarters in Marion, IL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 31 total offices, Holding Company: Banterra Corp
  • MidCountry Bank: Metropolis Branch at 522 Market Street, branch established on 2006/11/03. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $674.7 mil, Deposits: $534.7 mil, headquarters in Marion, IL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 23 total offices

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Metropolis, Illinois:

  • Metroplis Inn, Exit 37 US 45 & I-24 Rt 3, Metropolis, IL 62960 , Phone: (618) 524-3723
  • Super 8 Metropolis, 2055 E 5th St, Metropolis, IL 62960 , Phone: (800) 566-9970, Fax: (618) 524-8624
  • Comfort Inn, 2118 E 5TH St, Metropolis, IL 62960 , Phone: (618) 524-7227, Fax: (618) 524-9708
  • Americas Best Value Inn, 1415 E Fifth St, Metropolis, IL 62960 , Phone: (618) 524-9341, Fax: (618) 524-4327
  • Amerihost Inn Players, 203 E Front St, Metropolis, IL 62960 , Phone: (618) 524-5678, Fax: (618) 524-2225
  • Holiday Inn Express-metropolis, 2179 E 5TH St, Metropolis, IL 62960 , Phone: (618) 524-8899, Fax: (618) 524-4500
All 6 fire-safe hotels and motels in Metropolis, Illinois

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Metropolis travel time to work - commute


Metropolis mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (79%)
  • Electricity (18%)
  • Wood (2%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)

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Religion statistics for Metropolis city (based on Massac County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 66.67%
Here66.7%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaChurches of ChristUnited Church of Christ
Adherents56.9%8.8%7.8%5.4%3.8%
Congregations29.3%12.2%9.8%14.6%4.9%
NameCatholic ChurchChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)Christian Churches and Churches of ChristChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)Other
Adherents3.4%2.4%2.4%2.2%6.9%
Congregations2.4%2.4%4.9%2.4%17.1%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 3
Massac County:

1.99 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

2.24 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 4
Massac County:

2.65 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.61 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 9
Here:

5.97 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.86 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

9.5%
Illinois:

8.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Massac County:

26.8%
Illinois:

25.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

13.8%
State:

14.5%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 2$4,305$25,8300$0
Other Government Administration 0$0 10$8,075
Judicial and Legal 1$8,075$96,9000$0
Police Protection - Officers 17$61,200$43,2000$0
Police - Other 5$12,750$30,6000$0
Firefighters 13$57,800$53,3540$0
Fire - Other 0$0 4$3,570
Streets and Highways 20$56,950$34,1700$0
Sewerage 2$5,993$35,9580$0
Parks and Recreation 1$2,321$27,85214$6,800
Water Supply 13$42,075$38,8380$0
Electric Power 6$27,200$54,4000$0
Local Libraries 6$10,710$21,4204$1,870
Other and Unallocable 2$3,260$19,56014$4,335
Totals for Government 88$292,639$39,90546$24,650

Metropolis government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - Water Utilities: $2,721,000 ($419.78)
    Police Protection: $155,000 ($23.91)
    Fire Protection: $74,000 ($11.42)
    Central Staff Services: $13,000 ($2.01)
  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $4,717,000 ($727.71)
    Central Staff Services: $3,902,000 ($601.97)
    Regular Highways: $1,280,000 ($197.47)
    Police Protection: $944,000 ($145.63)
    Water Utilities: $904,000 ($139.46)
    Fire Protection: $629,000 ($97.04)
    General - Other: $375,000 ($57.85)
    Solid Waste Management: $328,000 ($50.60)
    Parks & Recreation: $256,000 ($39.49)
    Libraries: $250,000 ($38.57)
    Air Transportation: $89,000 ($13.73)
    General Public Buildings: $68,000 ($10.49)
    Financial Administration: $46,000 ($7.10)
    Sewerage: $37,000 ($5.71)
  • Employee Retirement - Securities - Corporate Bonds (market): $289,000 ($44.59)
    Total Cash & Deposits: $196,000 ($30.24)
    Benefit Payments: $157,000 ($24.22)
    Withdrawals: $11,000 ($1.70)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $41,000 ($6.33)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - General: $500,000 ($77.14)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Central Staff: $1,302,000 ($200.86)
    General - Other: $755,000 ($116.48)
    Regular Highways: $506,000 ($78.06)
    Water Utilities: $385,000 ($59.40)
    Fire Protection: $32,000 ($4.94)
    Sewerage: $30,000 ($4.63)
    Parks & Recreation: $25,000 ($3.86)
    Solid Waste Management: $17,000 ($2.62)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $2,744,000 ($423.33)

Metropolis government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $430,000 ($66.34)
    Solid Waste Management: $239,000 ($36.87)
    Parks & Recreation: $47,000 ($7.25)
    All Other: $30,000 ($4.63)
  • Employee Retirement - From Local Government: $157,000 ($24.22)
    Interest Revenue: $83,000 ($12.80)
    Local Employee Contribution: $71,000 ($10.95)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $795,000 ($122.65)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $630,000 ($97.19)
    General Revenue, NEC: $257,000 ($39.65)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $4,793,000 ($739.43)
    Water Utilities: $423,000 ($65.26)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $9,383,000 ($1447.55)
    Highways: $182,000 ($28.08)
    All Other: $29,000 ($4.47)
  • Tax - Public Utilities: $265,000 ($40.88)
    Property: $258,000 ($39.80)
    NEC: $152,000 ($23.45)

Metropolis government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $800,000 ($123.42)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $495,000 ($76.37)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $305,000 ($47.05)

Metropolis government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Employee Retirement - Total Other Securities: $2,599,000 ($400.96)
    Total Federal Securities: $14,000 ($2.16)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $11,971,000 ($1846.81)

4.78% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($28,461 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.78%
Illinois average:

5.66%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from McCracken County, KY  0.94% ($23,604 average AGI)
from Johnson County, IL  0.35% ($29,100)
from Pope County, IL  0.35% ($35,250)


5.80% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($29,880 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.80%
Illinois average:

5.99%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to McCracken County, KY  1.62% ($31,441 average AGI)
to Johnson County, IL  0.45% ($30,423)
to Marshall County, KY  0.21% ($24,833)

Strongest AM radio stations in Metropolis:

  • WMOK (920 AM; 1 kW; METROPOLIS, IL; Owner: W. RUSSELL WITHERS, JR.)
  • WPAD (1560 AM; 10 kW; PADUCAH, KY; Owner: BRISTOL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WNTX (750 AM; daytime; 1 kW; BROOKPORT, IL; Owner: DANIEL S. STRATEMEYER)
  • WDXR (1450 AM; 1 kW; PADUCAH, KY; Owner: FOREVER COMMUNICATIONS INC)
  • WKYX (570 AM; 1 kW; PADUCAH, KY; Owner: BRISTOL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WDDD (810 AM; 10 kW; JOHNSTON CITY, IL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WCBL (1290 AM; 5 kW; BENTON, KY; Owner: JIM W. FREELAND)
  • WSM (650 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: GAYLORD ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY)
  • WKDA (1200 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: RADIO NASHVILLE, INC.)
  • KXEN (1010 AM; 50 kW; FESTUS-ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: BDJ RADIO ENTERPRISES, LLC)
  • WCRV (640 AM; 50 kW; COLLIERVILLE, TN; Owner: BOTT BROADCASTING COMPANY/TENNESSEE)
  • KZIM (960 AM; 5 kW; CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO; Owner: ZIMMER RADIO OF MID-MISSOURI, INC)
  • WNQM (1300 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: WNQM. INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Metropolis:

  • WREZ (105.5 FM; METROPOLIS, IL; Owner: W. RUSSELL WITHERS, JR.)
  • WRIK-FM (98.3 FM; METROPOLIS, IL; Owner: SUN MEDIA, INC.)
  • WKYQ (93.3 FM; PADUCAH, KY; Owner: BRISTOL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WDDJ (96.9 FM; PADUCAH, KY; Owner: BRISTOL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WZZL (106.7 FM; REIDLAND, KY; Owner: W. RUSSELL WITHERS, JR.)
  • WGCF (89.3 FM; PADUCAH, KY; Owner: CHRISTIAN BUSINESSMEN'S ASSOC, INC.)
  • WLIE-FM (94.3 FM; GOLCONDA, IL; Owner: FOREVER COMMUNICATIONS INC)
  • WBEL (88.5 FM; CAIRO, IL; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • WCCK (95.7 FM; CALVERT CITY, KY; Owner: JIM W. FREELAND DBA FREELAND BROADCASTING)
  • WGKY (95.9 FM; WICKLIFFE, KY; Owner: WICKLIFE RENTAL PROPERTIES, INC.)
  • WOOZ-FM (99.9 FM; HARRISBURG, IL; Owner: ZIMMER COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WKBG (102.1 FM; CLINTON, KY; Owner: FOREVER COMMUNICATIONS INC)
  • WLLE (94.7 FM; MAYFIELD, KY; Owner: FOREVER COMMUNICATIONS KY, LLC)
  • W221BB (92.1 FM; PADUCAH, KY; Owner: BD OF REGENTS MURRAY STATE UNIV)

TV broadcast stations around Metropolis:

  • WKPD (Channel 29; PADUCAH, KY; Owner: KENTUCKY AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TV)
  • WDKA (Channel 49; PADUCAH, KY; Owner: WDKA ACQUISITION CORPORATION)
  • WPSD-TV (Channel 6; PADUCAH, KY; Owner: WPSD-TV, LLC)
  • W54AE (Channel 54; PADUCAH, KY; Owner: TRI-STATE CHRISTIAN TV, INC.)
  • WQWQ-LP (Channel 9; PADUCAH, KY; Owner: RAYCOM AMERICA, INC.)
  • WSIL-TV (Channel 3; HARRISBURG, IL; Owner: WSIL-TV, INC.)
  • KFVS-TV (Channel 12; CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO; Owner: RAYCOM AMERICA, INC.)
  • KBSI (Channel 23; CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO; Owner: KBSI LICENSEE L.P.)
  • WKMU (Channel 21; MURRAY, KY; Owner: KENTUCKY AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TV)

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

Metropolis, Illinois:
  • Fatal accident count: 14
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 22
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 3
  • Fatalities: 18
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 35
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 3
Illinois average:
  • Fatal accident count: 118
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 179
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 40
  • Fatalities: 127
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 312
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 20

See more detailed statistics of Metropolis fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 17
Total length: 240 meters (787ft)
Total costs: $434,000
Total average daily traffic: 198,279
Total average daily truck traffic: 33,778

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1900-1909: 1
  • 1910-1919: 0
  • 1920-1929: 0
  • 1930-1939: 0
  • 1940-1949: 0
  • 1950-1959: 0
  • 1960-1969: 1
  • 1970-1979: 11
  • 1980-1989: 1
  • 1990-1999: 3
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Metropolis, IL

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Metropolis)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 64 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Metropolis, IL)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 11 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 10 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 68 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Metropolis)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 1 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Metropolis)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 21 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 72
  • Hazardous Condition: 62

Incident types - Metropolis


See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Metropolis, IL

Most common first names in Metropolis, IL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William15176.1 years
Mary14379.0 years
James11571.0 years
John10378.4 years
Robert9172.2 years
Charles8871.9 years
George5577.8 years
Helen5281.0 years
Dorothy4875.1 years
Ruth4680.0 years
Most common last names in Metropolis, IL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith5277.1 years
Anderson3977.9 years
Johnson3579.2 years
Williams3477.1 years
Jones3375.9 years
Miller3276.6 years
Bremer3175.6 years
Brown3078.0 years
Laird2978.3 years
Korte2980.3 years
Businesses in Metropolis, IL
NameCountNameCount
Baymont Inn1Motel 61
Curves1Pizza Hut1
Dairy Queen1Quiznos1
Domino's Pizza1SONIC Drive-In1
FedEx1Subway1
H&R Block1Super 82
Hardee's1U-Haul1
Holiday Inn1UPS2
KFC1Walgreens1
McDonald's1

Metropolis on our top lists:

  • #3 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (population 5,000+)"
  • #3 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Primary, secondary, and special education school teachers: (population 5,000+)"
  • #6 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Book stores and news dealers (population 5,000+)"
  • #10 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest average humidity (population 5,000+)"
  • #13 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Health technologists and technicians (population 5,000+)"
  • #15 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Health care (population 5,000+)"
  • #18 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Secondary school teachers (population 5,000+)"
  • #27 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in nursing homes (population 5,000+)"
  • #79 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of rapes in 2006 per 10,000 residents, excludes tourist destinations and others with a lot of outsiders visiting based on city industries data (population 5,000+)"
  • #84 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most bridges per 100,000 population (pop 5,000+)"
  • #86 on the list of "Top 100 cities with the largest percentage of females (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #97 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most fire safe hotels and motels per 100,000 population (pop 5,000+)"
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  • John Lipert (1)
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Total of 6 patent applications in 2008-2014.

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